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Antigua and Barbuda - Working time - 2011


Duration

General

The length of the annual leave for a worker who has successfully passed his probationary period is at least one day per month of employment. 12 days per year of work performed.
Labour Code of Antigua and Bermuda C 18(1)


Payment

Amount

Each employee who has successfully passed his probationary period is entitled to vacation leave without loss of at least the basic wage including the cash equivalent of payments in kind he would have received if he had not taken the leave.
Labour Code of Antigua and Bermuda C 18(1)


Number and dates

New Years Day (the First day of January in each year), Independence Day (the First day of November in each year), Boxing Day (The26th day of December, the Day after Christmas), Easter Monday, Labour Day (The First Monday of May), Whit Monday, Carnival Holiday (The First Monday in August and the Tuesday following the First Monday in August), National Heroes Day (The 9th day of December) plus all Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday which are observed as Common Law Holidays.

Civil Servants are entitled to special leaves when in public interest. To this respect they will enjoy paid leave when required the participation in a national sporting event, to attend as a delegate a social, religious or educational conference of a recognized National Association or Trade Union, and for examination for the advancement of the officer´s knowledge.
The Public Holidays Act, Schedule
The Civil Service Regulations, 1993 §117(1)


Payment

No person shall be compellable to make any payment or to do any act upon public holidays, and the making of such the following day shall be equivalent.
The Public Holidays Act, §4


Argentina - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

6 September 2011

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Duration

General

Every worker is entitled to enjoy an annual leave with a duration in between 14 to 35 days depending on the seniority of the worker.
Act No. 20.744 on Employment Contracts Art.150
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 14 consecutive days
  • 2007: 14 consecutive days
  • 1995: 14 consecutive days.


Payment

Amount

A worker shall receive the regular remuneration during his leave, it shall be fixed as follows:

a) Where the work is remunerated on a monthly basis, the amount of the salary received when the leave is granted shall be divided by 25;

b) where the remuneration is fixed at a daily or hourly rate the worker shall receive for each day of his leave the amount that he would have received on the day prior to the date on which his leave begins;
for this purpose, the remuneration payable by law, agreement or contract shall if it is higher be taken as the basis for the calculation.
Where the normal working day is longer than 8 hours, the actual working day shall be taken as the basis, in so far as it does not exceed 9 hours. Where the day on which the calculations are based is shorter for any reason than the workers’ normal day, the remuneration shall be calculated as though that day correspond to the statutory working hours.

c) In the case of piece rates, individual or group commission payments, percentages or other variable forms of remuneration, the leave remuneration shall be fixed in accordance with the average remuneration received during the year corresponding to the grant of the leave or, if the worker so chooses, during his last six months of service.
Act No. 20.744 on Employment Contracts Art.155

Date of payment

Leave remuneration shall be paid at the start of the leave period.
Act No. 20.744 on Employment Contracts Art.155


Number and dates

11 days.
January 1 (New Year’s Day); Good Friday (before Easter Sunday); 24 March; May 1 (Labour Day); May 25 (Anniversary of the 1810 Revolution); June 10 (Malvinas Day); June 20 (Flag Day); July 9 (Independence Day); August 17 (Anniversary of the Death of General José de San Martín); October 12 (Columbus Day) and December 25 (Christmas Day).
Law No. 21.329 on Public Holidays and Days off Art.1


Payment

Public holidays are paid if the workers have rendered services to the same employer with at least 48 hours or 6 days in the last 10 working days preceeding to the public holiday.
Act No. 20.744 on Employment Contracts Art.168


Bahamas - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

6 October 2011


Duration

General

Every employer shall give a vacation of at least two weeks to each employee upon the completion of each twelve months of employment.

The vacation shall be extended by one day for every public holiday that occurs during the vacation.
Employment Act §12(1)(2)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: At least two weeks.
  • 1995: 1 week.


Payment

Amount

The annual leave is paid as follows; one week’s basic salary for employees having been employed for six months. Two weeks’ basic salary for employees having been employed for one year or more. Three weeks’ basic salary for employees having been employed for seven years or more.
Employment Act §13(2)(a)-(c)

Date of payment

The employer shall at least one day before the beginning of the vacation, or such earlier time as may be prescribed, pay to the employee the vacation pay to which he is entitled in respect of that vacation
Employment Act §14


Number and dates

Ten days. 1st of January, Good Friday, 1st Monday after Easter, 1st Monday after Whitsunday, Labour Day(first Friday in June), Independence Day (10h July), 1st Monday in August, 12th of October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day (26th of December).
Public Holidays Act 1st Schedule


Payment

Relevant provisions have not been identified.


Barbados - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

11 October 2011


Duration

General

An employee who completes a year of employment with an employer is entitled to -
(a) an annual holiday of not less than 3 weeks where he has been in the employment of that employer for less than 5 years; and
(b) an annual holiday of not less than 4 weeks where he has been in the service of that employer for 5 years or more.
Holidays with Pay Act §3(3)


Payment

Amount

Every employee who takes an annual holiday shall be paid by his employer his average pay in respect of the period of 12 months to which such annual holiday relates.
Holidays with Pay Act §4(1)

Date of payment

Where the employee takes his annual holiday in one period, the
average pay shall be paid to him not later than the day immediately preceding the commencement of such annual holiday.

Where the employee takes his annual holiday in 2 periods, a proportionate part of the average pay shall be paid to him in respect of each period later than the day immediately preceding the commencement of each of the 2 periods.
Holidays with Pay Act §4(2),§4(3)


Number and dates

New Year’s Day (01 January); Errol Barrow Day (21 January); Good Friday, Easter Monday, National Heroes Day (28 April), Labour Day (01 May); Whit Monday (June); Emancipation Day (01 August); Kadooment Day (First Monday in August); Independence Day (30 November); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day (26 December).

Holidays that fall on a Sunday are observed the following Monday

Public Holidays Act First Schedule
Caribbean Community Secretariat CARICOM Law website


Belize - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

23 September 2011


Duration

General

The duration of the annual leave shall be two working weeks.
Labour Act §127(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 1995: 6 working days (14 in practice)


Payment

Amount

Every worker who takes an annual holiday shall be paid by his employer in respect of such annual holiday his average pay in respect of the period of his employment with such employer during the period of twelve months to which such annual holiday relates.

No deduction shall be made in respect of agreed rest days from the wages of a worker which are to be paid to him as holiday pay.
Labour Act §128(1)(4)

Date of payment

Where the worker takes his annual holiday in one period, the average pay shall be paid to him not later than the day immediately preceding the commencement of such annual holiday.

Where the worker takes his annual holiday in two separate periods of equal duration, one-half of the average pay shall be paid to him not later than the day immediately preceding the commencement of each of the two periods.
Labour Act §128(2)(3)


Number and dates

Thirteen days.
First day of January (New Year’s Day), Ninth day of March (National Heroes and Benefactors Day), 22nd April Good Friday, 23 April Holy Saturday, 25 April Easter Monday, the first day of May Labour Day, the twenty-fourth day of May (Sovereign’s Day), the tenth day of September(St. George’s Caye Day), the twenty-first day of September (Independence Day), the twelfth day of October (Pan Americal Day), the nineteenth day of November (Garifuna Settlement Day), 25th December Christmas Day, the twenty-sixth day of December (Boxing Day)
Holidays Act §3(1) and First Schedule


Payment

No deduction shall be made from the wages of a worker paid by the month or the week for time not worked on a public holiday.

Workers paid by the hour, by the day or on a piece work or task work basis shall be paid at single time rate the wages of a normal working day for a public holiday which falls on a scheduled workday, that is to say a day on which he would have worked were it not a public holiday, if he is at work on the scheduled workday immediately preceding and that immediately following the public holiday or, where he has been laid off within six days before the public holiday, he is re-employed within six days after the holiday, provided that this shall not apply to workers who are remunerated by the piece or by the task and are not subject to continuous supervision.
Labour Act §117(1)(2)


Bolivia - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

2 November 2011


Duration

General

There are different scales of annual leave depending on the seniority of the worker. To this respect; workers having performed from 1 to 5 years of service are entitled to enjoy 15 working days, from 5 to 10 years, 20 working days, and from 10 years onwards, 30 working days.
General Labour Act Art.44
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: one week
  • 2007: Workers who have worked for more than one consecutive year and less than five for the same employer are entitled to one week annual leave.
  • 1995: 15 working days.


Payment

Amount

During the annual leave the worker is entitled to enjoy the 100% of his salary.
General Labour Act Art.44


Number and dates

1 January- New Year’s Day, Monday and Mardi Gras, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 1st of May-Labour Day, 23 June- Corpus Christi Day, 6 August-National Day, 1 and 2 November-All Souls’Day, and 25 December- Christmas Day.
Decree enacting the Regulation of the General Labour Act Art.29


Brazil - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

18 February 2011.

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Duration


General

The length of annual leave depends on the number of days of absence from work:
30 days when the worker was absent no more than 5 days;
24 days when the worker was absent between 6 and 14 days;
18 days when the worker was absent between 15 and 23 dayz;
12 days when the worker was absent between 24 and 32 days.
Codification of Labour Legislation §130(I)-(IV)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 1995: System of gradual paid annual leave, depending on days absent from work, starting with 12 calendar days of leave for 24-32 days of absence per year.

Exceptions

One-third of the annual leave may be replaced by a payment, except for part-time workers.
Codification of Labour Legislation §143


Payment

Amount

The worker shall receive the same amount of his/her wage during his/her leave.
Codification of Labour Legislation §142

Date of payment

The payment of the leave shall be done at the latest 2 days before the beggining of the period mentioned.
Codification of Labour Legislation §145


Number and dates

Seven national public holidays. (1 January, 21 April, 1 May, 7 September, 2 November, 15 November, 25 December)
One day at the State’s level, up to four religious public holidays may be granted by the municipalities.
Act No. 662 §1
Act No. 9 093 §2


Payment

Every employee has the rigtht to paid weekly rest period of 24 consecutive hours, preferably sundays and to the limits of the technical demands of the companies, they shall also be paid for civil and religious holidays, according to the local tradition.
Act No. 605 on weekly rest and wage payment on public holidays §1


Canada - Working time - 2012


LAST UPDATE

July 2012


Duration

General

The annual leave entitlement is 2 weeks and 3 weeks after 6 years of continuous employment.
Canada Labour Code §184
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2011: At least 2 weeks. 3 weeks after 6 years of continuous employment. (paid vacation granted date shall begin not later than ten months immediately following the completion of the year of employment for which the employee became entitled to the vacation).
  • 2009: At least 2 weeks. 3 weeks after 6 years of continuous employment. (paid vacation granted date shall begin not later than ten months immediately following the completion of the year of employment for which the employee became entitled to the vacation).
  • 2007: At least 2 weeks. 3 weeks after 6 years of continuous employment.
  • 1995: 2 weeks at federal level and most provinces and territories

Exceptions

Employees are entitled to waive their vacation for a specified year and receive payment instead of leave.
Canada Labour Standards Regulations §14


Payment

Amount

4 percent of the annual wage.
6 percent of the annual wage after 6 years of employment.
Canada Labour Code §183

Date of payment

An employer shall pay vacation pay to an employee who is entitled to an annual vacation with vacation pay
(a) within the 14 days before the beginning of the vacation; or
(b) on the regular pay day during or immediately following the vacation where it is not practicable to comply with paragraph (a) or where it is an established practice in the industrial establishment in which the employee is employed to pay vacation pay on the regular pay day during or immediately following the vacation.
Canada Labour Standards Regulations r13(4)


Number and dates

The following days are general holidays under the federal Canada Labour Code:
1) New Year’s Day,
2) Good Friday,
3) Victoria Day,
4) Canada Day,
5) Labour Day,
6) Thanksgiving Day,
7) Remembrance Day,
8) Christmas Day and
9) Boxing Day.
Canada Labour Code s166


Payment

Paid
Canada Labour Code §193(2)


Chile - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

27 September 2011

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Duration

General

The duration of the annual leave is 15 working days.

Workers performing work in specific regions shall be entitled to enjoy 20 working days of annual leave, and shall be taken with preference in summer or spring, according to the needs of the service. The regions for which apply this rule are the following: Duodécima Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, en la Undécima Región de Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, and in the Provincia de Palena.
Labour Code Art.67
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 15 days
  • 1995: 15 days.

Exceptions

Workers with ten years of employment, whether it has been for one or more employers are entitled to one additional day of leave for every three new years of work. This can be negotiated individually or through collective bargaining.
Labour Code Art.67


Payment

Annual leave cannot be replaced by a compensation in cash.
Labour Code Art.73

Amount

Annual leave shall be enjoyed at full rate of payment, that in case of regular workers shall be their wage, and in the case of those who enjoy different rates of payment, the average of the wages corresponding to the last 3 months.
Labour Code Art.67,71

Date of payment

The payment of annual leave shall be provided according to the formalities stated in the regulation.
Labour Code Art.67


Number and dates

January 1st (New Year’s Day), April 22nd and 23rd (Good Friday, Holy Saturday), May 1st (Labour Day), May 21st (Navy Day), June 27th (Saints Peter and Paul’s Day Holiday), July 16th (Lady of Carmen Day), August 15th (Assumption Day), September 18th (Independence Day), September 19th (Army Day), October 10th (Día del Descubrimiento de los Mundos), October 31st (Reformation Day), November 1st (All Saint’s Day), December 8th (Immaculate Conception Day), December 25th (Christmas Day).

It is also public holiday the day of elaboration of the official census.
Labour Code Art.35
Law No.2977, Law No.3810, Law No.18432, Law No.19790, Law No.19668, Law No.19973, Law No.20148, Law No.20299

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Colombia - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

7 November 2011


Duration

General

Workers who have rendered their services during year are entitled to enjoy 15 consecutive working days of paid annual leave.
Labour Code Art.186(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 15 consecutive days.
  • 2007: 15 consecutive days
  • 1995: 15 consecutive days.


Payment

Amount

During annual leave, the worker is entitled to receive the basic salary that was earning the day on which the annual leave started.

When the salary of the worker is not always the same, the remuneration for annual leave shall be calculated on an average of the wages earned in the year immediately preceeding to the year in which the annual leave commences.
Labour Code Art.192(1)(2)


Number and dates

18 days.
Labour Code Art.177(1)

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Payment

Public holidays are payed.
Labour Code Art.177(artículo 2)

Results generated on: 15th November 2018 at 20:43:27.
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